Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) - Procurement Advisor

Company Name:

Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA)


Federal Government


Procurement Advisor, engagement of Program Management Office (PMO) contracted services for the Integrated River Modelling Uplift (IRMU) Program

Project Completed:

July 2022

Engagement Summary:

MDBA required procurement advisory services to develop a scope of work and assistance with tender evaluation, contract negotiation, and development of contract documentation. This included:

- Engagement with key MDBA personnel and external legal and probity advisors to the IRMU Project.

- Drafting the technical tender and contract scope of work.

- Providing briefings on intended contract scope of work to Murray-Darling Basin jurisdictions.

- Providing tender evaluation advice to MDBA executives.

- Providing contract negotiation advice and support to MDBA.

- Advising on procurement and contract related issues, as requested.

Services Provided:

Procurement Co successfully delivered the activities required under this engagement, including:

- Review of background project material – Procurement Co undertook a detailed review of the IRMU business case, project documentation and technical hydrological data modelling requirements.

- Drafting a scope of work for PMO services and hydrological data modelling development for inclusion in the PMO Request for Proposal (RFP).

- Drafting the RFP Evaluation Report and providing advice.

- Reviewing and advising on the MDBA contract negotiation plan.

- Developing the contract scope of work and associated commercial contract schedules.

- Participating in contract negotiations between MDBA and the preferred Service Provider.

- Provision of senior and experienced procurement personnel who were able to actively engage MDBA to understand their requirements, develop briefs to support executive decision making, develop contract documents, compliant with the IRMU project schedule.

- Ad hoc probity, contracting and commercial advice.

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